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Clinton: FBI director's letter, Russian hackers cost me presidency

Clinton: FBI director's letter, Russian hackers cost me presidency

Axelrod, who served as an adviser to former President Obama, argued that while she "has a legitimate beef" when it comes to Comey's letter being sent just days before the election, Clinton is still responsible for her failed campaign. He also took time to blast WikiLeaks, which USA officials say abetted Russia's campaign interference operation by publishing stolen documents from the Democratic National Committee which embarrassed Clinton. Read More

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Trump warns ex-FBI director Comey about 'leaks' in explosive Twitter rant

The top Democrats on the House judiciary and oversight committees wrote to the White House on Friday demanding copies of any recordings. On Thursday night, United States media then reported that Comey had not had those conversations though at a dinner arranged by Trump, the President asked Comey numberous times for his "loyalty", while Comey responded that he could only offer his "honesty". Read More

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Fox News co-president Bill Shine out in latest shake-up for network

Fox News co-president Bill Shine out in latest shake-up for network

The shakeup comes amid turmoil at Fox, the most viewed U.S. cable news channel and a favorite of conservatives. "While long overdue, we are pleased that 21st Century Fox has taken a step in the right direction by terminating Bill Shine and that our recent court filings apparently influenced that decision", said Douglas Wigdor, a lawyer representing plaintiffs in racial discrimination suits, in a statement. Read More

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Police investigate killing of Ohio police chief, 2 others

Emergency personnel arrive to the scene of a shooting outside Pine Kirk nursing home in Kirkersville, Ohio on Friday, May 12, 2017. Authorities say Steven Eric Disario, who headed the Kirkersville Po. Hartless also has three different domestic violence charges against him since 2016. The prosecutor said the abduction case involved Hartless allegedly holding a woman against her will inside a vehicle during county fair week. Read More

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Syrian Kurdish forces say they will push on to IS capital

The Syrian Democratic Forces have been buoyed by this week's capture of the key town of Tabqa and its nearby dam. The capture of Tabqa seven weeks after the launch of the SDF offensive, with help from the USA -led coalition, sets the stage for an advance on Raqqa, the de-facto capital of the extremists' self-styled caliphate, some 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east. Read More

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Comey associates predict public testimony, describe discomfort with Trump dinner

Comey associates predict public testimony, describe discomfort with Trump dinner

He said I have nothing for you on that. The White House has provided no set timeline for the process of replacing Comey. "The tweet speaks for itself", Spicer said. Trump's orbit coordinated with Russia. Ms Sanders repeated the official White House timeline and said Mr Trump had already made up his mind to let Mr Comey go before meeting Mr Sessions and Mr Rosenstein. Read More

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Health care overhaul fight shifts to Senate

Collins also complained that the House rushed a vote before the Congressional Budget Office could complete its cost-benefit analysis. It projected an earlier version would toss 24 million people off health coverage, a damaging blow that made it harder for House Republicans to pass their bill. Read More

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Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders

Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders

Twitter also reports Liberty University as a top trending item at the moment, as President Trump gave his rousing first commencement speech at Liberty University, or at any university, for that matter, as President Trump. "America is beginning a new chapter", he assured them. Trump's chief spokesman refused to comment Friday on whether active listening devices are in the Oval Office or elsewhere in the building, a non-denial that drew comparisons to the secretly taped conversations and ... Read More

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Torch-wielding group protests Confederate statue removal

The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee has been a topic of debate in recent months, as the city of Charlottesville voted to sell the monument back in February . Cries for removal of Confederate imagery nationwide began shortly after the 2015 shooting deaths of nine people at historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., and the subsequent removal of the battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse. Read More

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Good chance for Middle East peace deal

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the president expressed concerns over the issue in private discussions. Donald Trump's joint appearance Wednesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas must have made for deeply troubling viewing in the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem. Read More

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UN's 'Absurd' Birthday Present to Israel: Resolution Brands Them 'Occupiers'

The funds that Israel was to have contributed to the UN this year were slashed by six million dollars after UN Security Council resolution 2334 on West Bank settlements, on which the Barack Obama administration abstained. He also thanked Greece, Great Britain, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, the Ukraine, Paraguay and Togo, who opposed the resolution. The vote passed with 22 countries in the resolution's favor, 10 opposed, and 23 abstentions. Read More

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Watch the first White House press briefing since Trump fired Comey

Watch the first White House press briefing since Trump fired Comey

She's probably new to town because she's still got a kind of twang going on, but she's cool and down for whatev. "I went off of the information that I had", said Sanders. When asked about this discrepancy, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that there's a difference between campaigning and being president. Then, somehow, abortion or Abu Ghraib comes up in conversation, and in her totes chill way, she explains that fetuses deserve a shot at life just like everyone else, except prisoners, who ... Read More

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders admits Trump fired Comey to end Russian Federation probe

Summing it up, Slate's Ben Matthis-Lilley penned a column Thursday titled, " Trump Casually Throws His Entire Administration Under Bus, Admits Comey Firing Cover Story was BS". Members of the US press weren't allowed in, and photos from the official White House photographer didn't appear anywhere until the following day. Democrats have fond an ally in the Senate's Republican chairman of the intelligence committee. Read More

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Family want officer who shot black teen charged with crime

Meanwhile, the Dallas suburb is still reeling over the death of Edwards, 15, a high school freshman who was with his brothers and leaving an event where police were responding to gunshots they heard while investigating a call. Sgt. Jon Craker of the Balch Springs Police Association declined to comment on Oliver, saying the chief had instructed officers not to speak publicly about the case. Read More

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Sally Yates to Senate Committee: Mike Flynn Was 'Compromised'

Sally Yates to Senate Committee: Mike Flynn Was 'Compromised'

Former acting attorney general Sally Yates told a Senate panel Monday she warned the White House that Flynn "essentially could be blackmailed" by Russian Federation more than two weeks before he was sacked. The message was part of a series of late-night tweets about the testimony of former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and the investigation as a whole. Read More

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Spicer on the Way Out, Sanders In?

Attempts to counteract the story as the sun went down bled into the White House lawn, and Press Secretary Sean Spicer found himself in the media's crosshairs, with no place but a nearby bush to escape the madness. Sanders also said Wednesday and Thursday that she had personally spoken to "countless" Federal Bureau of Investigation officials who were frustrated with Comey's leadership. Read More

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Trump Says 'Fast Decision' Likely on FBI Comey Replacement

Washington sources said the first candidate to arrive for an interview was Alice Fisher, a lawyer who was a high-ranking Justice Department official in the George W Bush administration. Also interviewed Saturday were Michael J. Garcia, a former prosecutor and associate judge on New York's highest court; GOP Sen. Garcia previously held major positions in the Commerce Department, Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security. Read More

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Senate at bat in dealing with health care law

And some GOP senators are saying the House bill will be looked at in depth before it comes to a vote. Republicans control the chamber 52-48. Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) tells " Fox News Sunday " that he thinks "the Republican Party will be rewarded" when the health care legislation to replace President Barack Obama's overhaul becomes law. Read More

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Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy

Appalachia's approach to drugs at odds with AG policy

He added that this "will only perpetuate mass incarceration of poor, Black, and Brown people, the explosion of federal spending on prisons, and the mushrooming of our federal prison population". This new policy is likely to be a boon for private prisons, reported The Washington Post . The announcement was criticized on Twitter by the Advancement Project, a nonprofit group that focuses on racial justice issues, which called it an attack on people of color. Read More

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Squirrel interrupts game between Twins and Indians

Squirrel interrupts game between Twins and Indians

He went 5.2 innings, allowing just one hit with four walks and five strikeouts. In part thanks to Clevinger's second wild pitch of the inning, which put Mauer on second base, Jorge Polanco later made it 3-1 with a single to left. "You don't want to get bit by one of those things", Twins left fielder Robbie Grossman said. "I think everybody's a little frustrated". A squirrel made its major league debut on Saturday, invading a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland ... Read More

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Fact versus Fear: The AHCA and Pre-Existing Conditions

House earlier this month. "No, no, no", Reed told the parent. However, the GOP bill also has an enormous loophole in that regard. "I am disappointed that the House passed this bill, which I believe will increase health insurance costs - particularly for low-to-moderate income Americans - increase the number of uninsured by up to as many as 24 million people , and undermine important protections for those living with pre-existing conditions", Dent said . Read More

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Teacher said he had sex with students on most nights

Teacher said he had sex with students on most nights

The FBI agent said Cummins told him the journey went through several states and he used three different license plates. He has not yet entered a plea. When asked if he expressed regret for what he had done, she paused. Jill said she planned to have no relationship with her husband and was conspicuously absent from his first appearance in court. Read More

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Scholar: Options remain after order to charge train engineer

Scholar: Options remain after order to charge train engineer

A Philadelphia judge has ruled that there is "probable cause" to charge Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian in the deadly 2015 train derailment. In a hearing with families of those involved in that crash, Judge Marsha Neifield ordered that Brandon Bostian , who drove the train at speeds of up to 106 miles per hour - almost twice the posted limit - in the lead up to the fatal crash on May 12, 2015, be charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment. Read More

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Trump Warns Comey, Blasts Media, Asks 'When Does It End' on Russian Federation

But when and how Trump reached that conclusion is a moving target. "The president has nothing further to add on that". Since tweeting out his statement on Comey's firing Tuesday night, he has only tweeted twice - once announcing that Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit the White House, and once linking to an op-ed on the benefits of trade for America's farmers. Read More

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